Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti has been writing prodigiously in the last week and we're only just getting caught up. He fired this one off on the way to London a few days ago.
Read on for tales from back home plus his plans for Europe.
As Daniel said in his blog he thinks I would make for "great TV". It means something coming from him since Daniel definitely has some great jokes himself.
After fighting with him in Monte Carlo face to face and having a serious yelling argument in front of the Pokerstars owner, Eugene Katchalov and UGotaBanana we decided to reconcile our differences and try and understand each other.
Understanding me can be hard sometimes. I can be a hot head, he is absolutely right, and I think it has to do with some incidents I have been in growing up and I am working on my best to change this in the future.
Anyways, now I am off to London with Tom Marchese who is ranked #1 for POY right now, I wanted to steal his title by winning this and then flying to London and some WPT's with him and winning more there but after this beat it seems pretty unattainable with the few remaining tournaments for the year.
The film festival was going on in Toronto the last couple weeks, a lot of celebrities came out for that, 4am last call in Toronto is rare but for this 2 weeks every night was a party. The night before I left for Borgata a girl was sitting at my table at a club called Amber, I went to shake her hand and introduce myself and her response was "what are you like 12?" Hahah. Fiesty I like it.
So I kept talking, pursued my challenge and by the end of the night I ended up going home with her to her place as her dog's watched us do things they shouldn't have (so awkward). By 8am I left her place because I was too drunk to drive then headed to my new house (which is super nice but I am never home!) to get ready for my flight to Philly later that day with two Toronto buddies Shyam, S_dot111 and Dave, muckducks on full tilt (two successfull MTT players).
We had a good time, did not party at all on this trip. The airport in Toronto was hell, I was tired from being up all night with the babysitter and those checkp-in machines tilt me so hard, I was yelling and this women told me she was going to call the police (Yawn hotheaded stupidity).
Obviously in customs I got frisked down (they take me in the back every time because they don’t like me rocking my friend Phil Laak's "Unabomber.net" sticker on my backpack or the $80k that is usually inside of it.
I am in Newark airport now with Reynolds and Tom heading to London to play a 20k pound high roller, the WSOPE main, the 10k turbo and the EPT main. Should be a ton of fun!
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